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The Newtown Tragedy

GoodLord Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 7:45 PM
Yes. We should. No one has given me a single reason that we should not. Also, we cannot is not an argument. Contrary to what big dog off the chain says, I've read the Constitution. Congress can regulate things having a substantial affect on interstate commerce for the general welfare. Or tax the shite out of ammo. Assuming Congress can prove a substantial relationship to commerce, which they can, boom. Also, States themselves have every right to enact legislation to ban automatic weapons. And I never said "assault rifles."

As the mother of five-year-old twins in a small town not too far from New York city, yesterday's events in Newtown hit close to home -- literally and figuratively.  It's hard to imagine the depths of shock, sorrow and anguish rippling throughout our community in the wake of yesterday's hideous crime.

It is a terrible, terrible thing to be reminded, once again, of how powerful, how senseless and how ugly the face of evil can seem.  It is terrible even to have to acknowledge that such evil exists in the world.  But it does, and there's no use in...